473,224 Members | 1,969 Online
Bytes | Software Development & Data Engineering Community
Post Job

Home Posts Topics Members FAQ

Join Bytes to post your question to a community of 473,224 software developers and data experts.

PEAR payment gateway abstraction layer

Hi,

Just wondering if any of you has thought about or is working on a
payment gateway abstraction layer (PEAR-style)?

I'm interested on developing that or at least start a discussion about
it.

The package would provide a framework for all types of online (and
offline?) payment transactions.

- Authorize.net, PayPal, ...,
- eChecks,
- Credit cards,
- Authorize only, charge, refund...
- Through specialized PHP extensions or simple use of CURL...

Basically a drop-in package to make integration of a payment gateway
into a site as easy as PEAR::DB is for databases.

If you know of an other discussion going on currently about the
subject, feel free to post a reference to it here.

-Philippe
Jul 17 '05 #1
1 3097
ja******@hotmail.com (11abacus) wrote in message
news:<1a**************************@posting.google. com>...

Just wondering if any of you has thought about or is working
on a payment gateway abstraction layer (PEAR-style)?
Why even bother? Abstraction layers are humongous resource wasters.
In addition, each processing company has its own API, so there are
potentially dosens of APIs out there...

Also, think of security. Adding an abstraction layer increases
the number of potential security holes. Not a good thing for a
money-handling application...
Basically a drop-in package to make integration of a payment
gateway into a site as easy as PEAR::DB is for databases.


With performance drags as severe as PEAR::DB's (150-170% overhead)?
I don't think so...

Cheers,
NC
Jul 17 '05 #2

This thread has been closed and replies have been disabled. Please start a new discussion.

Similar topics

5
by: me | last post by:
Recent articles have got me looking at PEAR again. Because it is not always available, is it worth getting tied to? After all, if I write for it and it isn't there, my code won't work.
8
by: Eric | last post by:
Hi all, What would be the best way to add a credit card (and maybe also other systems) payment option to my php website shop? Is this something that can be done by a regular developer like me?...
1
by: webguynow | last post by:
I'm trying to build a good DB Layer on top of Pear::DB Are there any forums or knowledge base sites on this direct topic ? I've been using the documentation at:...
1
by: David | last post by:
Having issues with a Pear DSN for odbc Microsoft access. The Manual is not too helpful and the best one I can find is odbc///map where map is the ODBC DSN name. Or does one need to...
39
by: Analysis&Solutions | last post by:
Greetings: Crack open the beer, PEAR DB 1.6.0 is here! (Hey, I'm a bit giddy with excitement that my intense work during the past seven weeks has come to fruition.) For those unfamiliar with...
0
by: Andy | last post by:
Hi, I'm currently developing my B2C application using ASP.NET. I have several questions regarding planning this application: In my application, I'll use my own shopping cart (developed totally...
3
by: joshua.wehner | last post by:
I can't seem to get PEAR to work, but I think it's installed. Any ideas? phpinfo() says '--with-pear=/usr/local/apache/php-pear' $ which pear /usr/local/bin/pear $ pear list Installed...
8
by: lawrence k | last post by:
I wrote a simple CMS for personal use. I'm thinking of using it for other clients now. It's use of the database is slow and inefficient. I'm thinking of switching to the PEAR class listed here: ...
1
by: mmr315 | last post by:
pl help me how to use DB_DataObject database abstraction layer class in php
1
isladogs
by: isladogs | last post by:
The next online meeting of the Access Europe User Group will be on Wednesday 6 Dec 2023 starting at 18:00 UK time (6PM UTC) and finishing at about 19:15 (7.15PM). In this month's session, Mike...
0
by: veera ravala | last post by:
ServiceNow is a powerful cloud-based platform that offers a wide range of services to help organizations manage their workflows, operations, and IT services more efficiently. At its core, ServiceNow...
3
isladogs
by: isladogs | last post by:
The next Access Europe meeting will be on Wednesday 3 Jan 2024 starting at 18:00 UK time (6PM UTC) and finishing at about 19:15 (7.15PM). For other local times, please check World Time Buddy In...
0
by: abbasky | last post by:
### Vandf component communication method one: data sharing ​ Vandf components can achieve data exchange through data sharing, state sharing, events, and other methods. Vandf's data exchange method...
2
by: jimatqsi | last post by:
The boss wants the word "CONFIDENTIAL" overlaying certain reports. He wants it large, slanted across the page, on every page, very light gray, outlined letters, not block letters. I thought Word Art...
0
by: fareedcanada | last post by:
Hello I am trying to split number on their count. suppose i have 121314151617 (12cnt) then number should be split like 12,13,14,15,16,17 and if 11314151617 (11cnt) then should be split like...
0
by: stefan129 | last post by:
Hey forum members, I'm exploring options for SSL certificates for multiple domains. Has anyone had experience with multi-domain SSL certificates? Any recommendations on reliable providers or specific...
0
Git
by: egorbl4 | last post by:
Скачал я git, хотел начать настройку, а там вылезло вот это Что это? Что мне с этим делать? ...
1
by: davi5007 | last post by:
Hi, Basically, I am trying to automate a field named TraceabilityNo into a web page from an access form. I've got the serial held in the variable strSearchString. How can I get this into the...

By using Bytes.com and it's services, you agree to our Privacy Policy and Terms of Use.

To disable or enable advertisements and analytics tracking please visit the manage ads & tracking page.